ERIC Number: EJ1021536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Pursuing Scientific Excellence Globally: Internationalising Research as a Policy Target
Lasthiotakis, Helen; Sigurdson, Kristjan; Sá, Creso M.
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v35 n6 p612-625 2013
International collaboration is a rapidly growing aspect of university research and a priority of research funding agencies. This article investigates the rationales that underlie Canadian federal research councils' support of international research collaborations. Such support has deep roots in Canadian science and technology policy but has taken on a new importance in the past decade. Even in a context of increasingly costly scientific activity and fierce competition for resources, four sets of goals and associated arguments underpin investments in international collaboration: (1) creating economy of scale, (2) developing human resources, (3) advancing economic and scientific competitiveness and (4) solving global problems. Overall, international research collaborations are today a key policy target in Canada, sought for a variety of reasons but not without challenges.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Scientific Research, Global Approach, Public Policy, Government Role, Scientists, Recruitment, Labor Turnover, Economic Development, Problem Solving
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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